March 25, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue outfielder Jon Moore was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for his performance over the weekend in the Boilermakers' four-game sweep over Western Illinois, the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday afternoon.
Moore was named along with Ohio State's Cory Kovanda, while Minnesota's Scott Matyus was named Pitcher of the Week.
Moore led Purdue in a four-game sweep over Western Illinois, posting a .667 batting average (10-for-15) with a slugging percentage of .867. The junior tallied multiple hits in each contest and scored at least one run in every game as the Boilermakers combined for 47 team runs in the four-game set.
Moore opened the series on Saturday going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored before going 2-for-3 with a run, a walk and a stolen base in Game 2 of the doubleheader. On Sunday, Moore went 3-for-3 with two runs and a double before finishing the weekend by hitting 3-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and a run in the nightcap to complete the team's first series sweep of the season.
The award is the first of Moore's career and the first for Purdue this season. The last Boilermaker to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors was Ryne White on May 14 of last season.